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The articles during this quantity examine the noun word in the framework of sensible Discourse Grammar (FDG), the successor to Simon C. Dik's sensible Grammar. In its present shape, FDG has an specific top-down association and distinguishes 4 hierarchically prepared, interacting degrees: (i) the interpersonal point (language as communicational process), (ii) the representational point (language as a service of content), (iii) the morphosyntactic point and (iv) the phonological point. jointly they represent the grammatical part, which in its flip interacts with a cognitive and a communicative part. This accomplished method of linguistic research is additionally mirrored during this quantity, which includes wealthy and huge contributions touching on many various elements of the noun word. even as, the research of an incredible linguistic building from a variety of views is a superb option to try out a brand new version of grammar in regards to a few of the factors of adequacy for linguistic theories. The ebook includes a number of papers facing concerns of illustration and formalization of the noun word (the articles through Kees Hengeveld, JosГѓВ© Luis GonzГѓВЎlez Escribano, Jan Rijkhoff and Evelien Keizer). different individuals are extra curious about the sensible software of the version in regards to discourse-interpersonal issues (Chris Butler, John H. Connolly), while the chapters through Dik Bakker and Roland Pfau and by way of Daniel GarcГѓВ­a Velasco care for morphosyntactic concerns. In all, the range of matters addressed and the variety of languages thought of turn out that one of many vital benefits of the FDG version is exactly the truth that grammatical phenomena may be taken care of from a semantic, pragmatic, morpho-syntactic, phonological or textual viewpoint in a coherent model.

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2). 25. In Rijkhoff's version, modifiers at the Interpersonal Level specify % # 3 % rather than # % properties (as in FDG). 26. The relationship between discourse-referential modifiers in the clause and the NP is discussed in more detail in Rijkhoff and Seibt (2005); see also Rijkhoff (this volume). 36     27. The phrase #* % is potentially ambiguous, meaning either    ' an unidentified boy" -classifying) or   3!

In: J.  J#  &-GonzE &"!  % // , 2371. ) Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Anstey, Matthew P. and J.  % // (Functional Grammar Series 26). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Bolkestein, A. Machtelt 1998 What to do with Topic and Focus? Evaluating pragmatic information. In: Mike Hannay and A.  % //  #2%  %, 193214. Amsterdam: Benjamins. B< K 1999 Reprint. '&  % >   %%   '&  . Stuttgart: UTB.

The FG representation in (44) comes close to the Representational Level in (43), but again, there are some significant differences.  :'ntial subact variable :-.    2%  % 29 opens the way to a search for more interpersonal modifiers in the NP, a topic which is touched upon by several authors, especially Butler, in their contributions to this volume. Another obvious difference results from the addition of the morphosyntactic level in FDG. FG representations show semantic rather than syntactic properties and relations and, consequently, there is no underlying syntactic structure.

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